Hi there! Hannah here, from Fanciful Spaces!
It has been a while since I’ve posted, I’ve been going through some things in my personal life and have been focusing on that. Getting into my craft room felt GREAT to create this project!
I’ve been wanting to get much more into mixed media lately. Some of the supplies I used in this project were items I’d bought ages ago and FINALLY got around to playing with, boy was it a blast!
This is a mixed media book by Prima Marketing, I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube videos recently, and have been inspired by a lot of what I’ve seen. I wanted to create a book full of inspirational/feel good sentiments to help perk myself up.
This cover is the beginning, and what a better way to begin, this amazing sentiment die set by Ink Road Stamps? This die set is incredibly inspiring, you’ll see it in a bunch of my upcoming projects! Isn’t this die BEAUTIFUL? It is HUGE and AMAZING! It just barely fits an A2 card!
Getting very personal here:
This is Suicide Prevention Week. Depression is something that frequents my life more than I would like to admit. For me, it tends to be mostly situational than generic. Usually, I need a catalyst to feel down.
There have been a couple of dark times in my life that I’ve planned out my end. Obviously, I haven’t taken, but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t struggle, A LOT. I used to cut and burn myself a lot, to get through the pain.
I’m struggling a lot with depression right now, it is nearly crippling at times. There have been a couple of events in my life that have brought me to this place, as well as losing some friendships that I thought were important to both parties but obviously weren’t. My IBS is flaring up, which is a cyclical thing: My mood negatively affects my IBS, my IBS negatively affects my mood. I can not hurt myself right now, I’m trying to be strong for my daughter.
I don’t tell you this to garner sympathy, nor do I share for pity. I share to 1) explain my absence, and 2) to let you know that you are not alone if you suffer as I do. Without knowing it, you and I have something incredible in common, and that makes us friends.